Vintage Curtain Finds from 2015

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I have been looking back over the last year at the vintage curtains I have found.  Most of my treasure was from junk shops, charity shops and flea markets though some from people who got in touch via the internet. I have bought 1960’s barkcloth curtains by Heals and wonderful designers such as Collier Campbell.


Heal’s barkcloth curtains ‘garland’ by Mo Sullivan


‘kasbah’ by Collier Campbell


1960’s rayon curtains in Barbara Brown like design

There have been some  other more modern curtains from excellent Swedish designers at Ikea.


and some with unusual and interesting children’s designs


Bart Simpson playing football


Twinkletoes in pink for little girls.

I am looking forward to more treasure hunting in 2016 seeing what other fabric  I can find whether  in the form of curtains or smaller pieces.

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Malvern Flea Markets

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Malvern Flea markets are organised by B2B events on the Three Counties Show ground, in the shadow of the beautiful Malvern hills .. There are about 10 a year, three on bank holiday markets, these can be huge and quite exhausting with so much to see and such a big area to cover. The flea markets here always have a casual and relaxed atmosphere, I especially like them as we often meet members of the family and friends.


There are a  huge variety of stalls, run by some lovely people, strange how I always seem to want the fabric they have used for table covering or display. here is one using St Michael ( M&S) daisy fabric from the 1970’s.


The variety of stalls is amazing, definately the place to come for vintage collectors and antique hunters. There are also people selling plants and a good variety of food stalls, a favourite in the winter months is in one of the big sheds where they sell hot chocolate with or without marshmallows..



This was such a great fun stall with lovely people too.

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Weekly Blog – Number 5 – Laura Ashley Patchwork in Ross-on-Wye

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I recently bought a huge bag of fabric pieces from someone having a clear out. It was full of small pieces of Laura Ashley fabric from the 1970’s and 80’s. I so enjoyed sorting it all out when I got home.


It brought back great memories of my patchwork making days when I was still at college. Living in a small flat in Ross on Wye, during the holidays I  would take my patchwork box to my nearest open space and stitch away using many of the same fabrics I found in this bundle.


My favourite place was  The Prospect, a lovely grassy area by the church which overlooked the river Wye. The link above is to a great website about Ross on Wye which some lovely photos of the prospect and fascinating articles about the town .

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Weekly Blog – number 1 – Five year Anniversary

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I can’t believe that it is five years since Vintage Fabric became an proper business. Where has the time gone?

To mark the occasion I have decided to start a short weekly blog.

The weather has been glorious this week, sunny and warm, perfect for the Easter Monday Flea market at Malvern. It was massive.. Rog my husband and partner in business and everything else reckoned there were around 10,000 people there. I certainly found some great vintage fabric, mostly to sell on but some I won’t be able to part with.. despite the throngs we still managed to bump into my sister Sue and niece Sophie with their treasures.


 Here they are with Rog and the shopping trolley!


The van getting full..


Just part of the pile I came back with, I am going to have such fun sorting through this lot..


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1940’s Land Girl’s Rayon Dress Fabric

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land girls material

Wouldn’t this fabric be great as a ‘land girls’ style 40’s summer dress  or blouse. The rayon fabric hangs really well and has a design of blue, pink, grey and green flowers on a  black trellis background

I found a couple of lengths of this fabric from the flea market at Malvern. They were so prettily wrapped up, I couldn’t see that one piece had a couple of holes right in the centre making unsaleable. What do they say ‘its an ill wind that blows no one any good’?  Now I can keep a length for myself to make a  short sleeved blouse..

None left on my ebay site now, but I am constantly on the look out for more. (found some!)



Since writing this blog I have been on the look out for similar fabric, and I found some more in a different colour but the same design. Enough this time for a 1940’s style dress as well as a blouse.

$_57 (5)a



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